Teaching Assistant - Curriculum and Wider Curriculum, Cambridge

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Cambridge Academic PartnershipCambridge
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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary Level 3, Point 18 £19,776 (£18,870 pro rata + contracted overtime)
Contract term: Permanent

Teaching Assistant - Curriculum and Wider Curriculum

40 hours per week, Term time only plus 5 training days
Salary Level 3, Point 18 £19,776 (£18,870 pro rata + contracted overtime)
Required from September 2018

Parkside Federation Academies is a multi-academy trust based in Cambridge which operates three Secondary schools, an International Sixth Form and a specialist Science and Technology 13-19 Academy.

We have high expectations of all our students and aim to provide them with the best teaching and support that a dedicated staff can offer.  We are both demanding and liberal and want our students to develop into articulate and confident young people with clear personal and professional goals.

Our multi-academy trust is growing so we are looking for people to work with us who will share our commitment to excellence, innovation and collaboration. 

We are currently recruiting for two positions based at  Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology (CAST).

CAST is an educational establishment that, as a University Technical College, provides opportunities unlike any other for the scientists and technologists of the future. Situated in the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, near Addenbrookes Hospital, it is surrounded by world leading academic and commercial organisations.

There are two TA roles available:

Level 3 TA - Curriculum

This is a very exciting role for someone with a passion for science to actively participate in the delivery of our innovative science based Curriculum. There will be two aspects to the role. Firstly to support students who require additional support in accessing the curriculum, and secondly to deliver pre-prepared lessons to students when a teacher is absent. 

Level 3 TA -  Wider Curriculum

There will be two aspects to the role. Firstly to deliver and develop the innovative and exciting wider curriculum and secondly to support students who require additional support in accessing that wider curriculum. 

The Wider Curriculum takes students beyond the traditional school curriculum to prepare them for the world of work and beyond.  There are four main aspects to the Wider Curriculum - Challenge Projects, Careers Guidance, Wider Curriculum Days and extracurricular activities.  

All students spend a day a week working on extended ‘real world’ STEM based projects (Challenge Projects) designed and delivered in conjunction with partners from industry and academia, These allow students to take their science learning beyond the classroom and at the same time learn employability skills.

A background in science is highly desirable for both posts

For more information about our federation and application details please visit our website, www.parksidefederation.org.uk and follow links to New Job Opportunities. Completed applications should be sent to the HR Manager, Parkside Federation Academies, Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH or emailed to hr@parksidefederation.org.uk

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable candidates for the post.

Parkside Federation Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is a regulated activity and an enhanced DBS check will be required.

Closing date:  Tuesday 17th July 2018

Interviews:  tbc

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